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Mon October 7, 2013
Enrollment Drops At Kansas Community Colleges
Enrollment is down this fall at the 19 community colleges in Kansas.
A new report by the Kansas Board of Regents says statewide community college enrollments are down more than 3.8 percent. That's a drop of nearly 3,100 students from last fall.
Kansas City Community College experienced the largest decline of 911 students from last fall.
The Board of Regents' head count is based on the first 20 days of the fall semester. Enrollment may go up as students sign up for a second eight-week schedule and for online courses.
The total number of students at the colleges was about 77,800 when classes started.
In different education trends, enrollment was flat at the state's seven public four-year universities.
And enrollment increased at the state's technical colleges. An additional 472 students are enrolled this fall compared to the preliminary census day count in 2012.